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Marty Friedman says rejoining Megadeth would be a huge step backwards

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Now that Megadeth has a full roster again, former members are getting a little chatty. Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman spoke at length with Argentina’s Vorterix radio station about the recent possibility of his return to the band.

Said Friedman,

“I don’t know anything about Nick (Menza’s) story, I don’t know what he said, I don’t know anything about that, but I will tell you that, of course, I was offered to join MEGADETH — not only now, but in other times [in the past],” Marty said. “[But] there’s just no reason for me to join MEGADETH right now.”

Friedman also said that rejoining the band would have been, “a huge step backwards. Huge.” Ouch.

“MEGADETH in 2015, we can either go back and just recreate past glory days, which would probably sell a lot of tickets and we would probably make a lot of money. But MEGADETH has never been about just going out and making a bunch of money; it has never been about that — ever. So, to us, it’s about creatively the next chapter of our story, and that’s what you get when you go in the studio together — you get to write and create your next chapter. That is where MEGADETH is right now. That really is the page turner right now.”

Megadeth may not be about, “making a bunch of money,” but it seems they’re not about spending it, either, as former drummer Nick Menza said he was given a “very unfair deal.” Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler got the job instead, and Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro will be the new guitarist.

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